Nicola Mar

Bio

Nicola Mar is a contributing writer based in New York City. She grew up in St. Maarten, majored in Anthropology in college, and published her first novel in 2014. She loves animals just as much as books, and will always identify with being a beach bum. You can visit her site at www.nicolamar.com.

5 Things A Pisces Needs From A Relationship To Take It Seriously

By Nicola Mar and Hannah Orenstein
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, and it can sometimes be hard to understand. As water signs, Pisces are prone to traveling and going with the flow, just as water would do in a river. Made up of two fish, the sign represents a deep connection…

Why You're Probably More Negative Than You Realize And How To Stop It

By Nicola Mar
Suffer from negative thought syndrome? Join the club. One of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to become more positive in day-to-day life. But why is it so hard? Why do people find it difficult to simply be happy? The answer is most people…

These 5 Toxic Beauty Ingredients Are Probably All Over Your Skin Right Now

By Nicola Mar
Your skin is regenerating new cells all the time. After all, it's the largest organ in your body. But when you apply synthetic and toxic chemicals to it daily, you may be throwing off normal cell growth and exposing your body to all sorts of health…

5 Ways You Can Actually Cut Sugar Out Of Your Life For Good

By Nicola Mar
Let's face it: Most of us are addicted to sugar. But, it's not entirely our fault. Everything from processed meat, to peanut butter and canned fruit has added sugar. If you don't check the labels, you would never know how much sugar you are actually…

5 Ways To Make Mindfulness Part Of Your Everyday De-Stressing Routine

By Nicola Mar
Being present in the moment is harder than ever. Technology has advanced our lives to the point where we can do almost anything on our smartphones, and in a matter of seconds. We no longer have to think about connecting with old friends because…

Under A Blanket Of Blue: How I Came To Terms With My Depression

By Nicola Mar
“I don’t have that, that or that. I’m fine.” That’s what I used to tell myself as I stared at the wide variety of mental illnesses on WebMD. But something was wrong; that’s why I looked up disorders to begin with. I still felt relatively normal at…

The Value Of SPF: How I Changed From Tanning Addict To Sun Scared

By Nicola Mar
I grew up in the Caribbean, where it was 85 degrees and sunny year-round. I absolutely loved the beach and the sun. Every chance I had, I was tanning. To me, the darker the better, and of course, the sexier. Unfortunately I grew up watching my…

Not Just Zendaya: Why It's Time To Pull 'Fashion Police' From TV

By Nicola Mar
I have been in the fashion industry for years, and I absolutely love it. My favorite part of awards season is watching the red carpet to see what styles the stars chose to wear and what the designers created. Fashion is creative and unique; it is…

How Beyoncé's VMAs Performance Conveyed A Clear, Feminist Message

By Nicola Mar
Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards were all about the power of female performances. Taylor Swift told us to shake off the haters, Nicki Minaj convinced us that twerking is accepted again, Iggy Azalea showed us that her live rapping is just as good…

Dream It, Do It: 7 Ways You Can Think Yourself Into Success

By Nicola Mar
Have you ever thought you can’t be successful because you don’t have enough money, don’t live in the right city, don’t have the right connections or don’t know anyone willing to help you? I have many times, and I’m here to tell you, you need to…